This chocolate peppermint slice (or square, depending on how you cut them) is a beloved vegan sweet treat. It is opulently rich, creamy, and mouthwatering while tasting like a peppermint patty.
I am excited to share with you my latest creation: chocolate peppermint slices that are not only gluten-free but also dairy-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly. I wanted to create a treat that was bite-sized, easy to share with my loved ones, and inspired by my raw cheesecake recipes. So, I have been experimenting with the recipe for a few weeks, tweaking it to get the perfect texture and flavor.
Most vegan slices use coconut butter in the middle layer, but I wasn't happy with the way it felt in my mouth or how it tasted with the peppermint. I wanted the peppermint flavor to really shine through, so I decided to use soaked cashews, coconut oil, and cacao butter instead. The result is a creamy, dreamy, smooth, soft, and perfectly minty filling that complements the chocolate layer perfectly.
To make these slices, I melted some chocolate and cacao butter before spreading it on the bottom of a baking dish. I then placed it in the fridge to set before adding the middle layer. Once the middle layer was set, I added another layer of chocolate and cacao butter on top before placing it back in the fridge to set. When the chocolate peppermint slices were ready, they reminded me of my favorite York Peppermint Patty, but with a homemade touch.
The peppermint flavor was just right, and the texture was perfect. I couldn't have been happier with the final result. If you are looking for a delicious and healthy dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth, these chocolate peppermint slices are a must-try. They're perfect for sharing with friends and family or for keeping all to yourself (no judgment here).
How to Refrigerate Chocolate Peppermint Slice:
Slices of chocolate peppermint should be kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container. To prevent the slices from drying out or absorbing flavors from other foods in the refrigerator, make sure the container is well shut. Slices of chocolate peppermint can be stored in the refrigerator for many days.
How to Freeze Chocolate Peppermint Slice:
Chocolate peppermint slices should be individually wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before being put in an airtight container or freezer bag to be frozen. Place the container in the freezer and label it with the time and contents. Slices of frozen chocolate peppermint can be kept for up to a month.
How to Reheat Chocolate Peppermint Slice (If Required):
The chocolate peppermint slices may be reheated by either letting them thaw at room temperature for a few minutes or by briefly heating them in the microwave. Avoid overheating them to prevent the chocolate from melting and the slice from becoming too mushy. It is advisable to cook the slices quickly followed by regular checks until the correct temperature is reached.
You may indulge guilt-free in these chocolate peppermint slices since they are tasty and healthful. These are a fantastic choice for anyone with dietary limitations because they are dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly. With a wonderfully minty flavor and a creamy, dreamy, smooth, and soft texture, they're sure to sate your sweet craving without endangering your health.
Are these chocolate peppermint slices difficult to make?
Not at all! The recipe is straightforward and easy to follow, with just a few simple steps.
Can I make these chocolate peppermint slices ahead of time?
Yes, you can! These slices store well in the refrigerator or freezer, making them a great make-ahead option for parties or events.
Can I substitute the cashews in the recipe with another nut?
Yes, you can! You can use any nut that you prefer or have on hand, such as almonds or macadamia nuts.
How long do these chocolate peppermint slices last in the fridge?
These slices will last for up to a week in the refrigerator if stored in an airtight container.
Can I skip the chocolate layer and make these slices without it?
Yes, you can! While the chocolate layer adds an extra layer of decadence, you can skip it and still enjoy these slices as a healthy and delicious treat.